rauceby | recce

Here’s a close-up of the westerly octagonal shelter. The architecture was slightly reminiscent of seaside pavilions, bandstands and piers.

This was a good place to sit and look across the fields.

Cane Hill originally had this style of octagonal shelter as well - a map of the grounds shows their positions, although none of them remain.

I walked back up to the hospital and then got lost trying to find a path across the second airing court - which turned out to be Matron's Garden. In the end, I found a path around the hospitals’ perimeter and followed that.